Aug. 22, 2008
Santa Barbara, CA – UCSB will travel to Oahu October 23rd – 26th to play in the Hawaii Lacrosse Tournament. It is the second year the Gauchos are going to play lacrosse in Hawaii as part of Fall Ball training. The tournament is played at Kapiolani Park at the foot of Diamondhead (pictured here). Last year two UCSB teams participated in a set of games outside the brackets due to flight scheduling. The Gauchos plan to participate in the tournament brackets this year. The two separate teams combined for a 6-0 record playing only on Friday and Saturday in Hawaii in 2007.
“Getting an affordable airfare was the deciding factor in our flight schedule last year,” says UCSB head coach Paul Ramsey. “This year we’re booking our flights earlier so we can stay long enough on Sunday to compete for the championship.”
Ramsey sponsors a post-collegiate team in the tournament. The players who comprise the East West Sports Camps team have won the tournament championship six of the last seven years. They are a mix of camp staff, friends and ringers brought in for the weekend.